Friday, January 6, 2017

Spotlight: Sisters One, Two Three by Nancy Star

Author: Nancy Star
Publisher: Lake Union press
Date of publication: January 2017

After a tragic accident on Martha’s Vineyard, keeping secrets becomes a way of life for the Tangle family. With memories locked away, the sisters take divergent paths. Callie disappears, Mimi keeps so busy she has no time to think, and Ginger develops a lifelong aversion to risk that threatens the relationships she holds most dear.

When a whispered comment overheard by her rebellious teenage daughter forces Ginger to reveal a long-held family secret, the Tangles’ carefully constructed web of lies begins to unravel. Upon the death of Glory, the family’s colorful matriarch, and the return of long-estranged Callie, Ginger resolves to return to Martha’s Vineyard and piece together what really happened on that calamitous day when a shadow fell over four sun-kissed siblings playing at the shore. Along with Ginger’s newfound understanding come the keys to reconciliation: with her mother, with her sisters, and with her daughter.

At turns heartbreaking, humorous, and hopeful, Sisters One, Two, Three explores not only the consequences of secrets—even secrets kept out of love—but also the courage it takes to speak the truth, to forgive, and to let go.

“An extraordinarily moving, beautifully written novel, Sisters One, Two, Three is a searing portrait of a family haunted by tragedy and fractured by the toxic power of secrets. As the story progresses, we grow to know and love the fierce and eccentric Tangles, a family at once familiar and like no other. I was riveted from the first page.” —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train

“With delightful wit and the prowess of an expert story teller, Star offers profound insight into the maternal heart in this deftly braided tale of the utterly original Tangles. Sisters One, Two, Three begs to be read in one big gulp—and will leave you with a lasting understanding of the treacherous balance between love and autonomy.” —Lisa Gornick, author of Louisa Meets Bear

“Witty, compelling, and wise, Sisters One, Two, Three is the kind of novel I always crave but rarely find. Glory Tangle’s relationship with her children, both as kids and as grown ups, is as real as it gets. She’s a fantastic character, a match for the surprises to be found in the perfectly evoked island setting of Martha’s Vineyard. I really loved each of the three sisters, too, and was very nervous for all of them! Nancy Star, thank you so much for the hours I spent in these pages.” —Alice Elliott Dark, author of In The Gloaming and Think of England

“Nancy Star’s gripping novel of mothers and daughters and sisters shows us how we can never escape our families—and why that may be our salvation. Full of surprising twists and deep emotional insights, Sisters One, Two, Three will keep you glued to your beach chair, casting worried glances at those little clouds threatening to gather into a storm. This book will transform the way you see your own family’s past and its future along with the way you experience the power of now.” —Pamela Redmond Satran, author of Younger

“What is it that fascinates us about the bonds between sisters? There have been many great stories about that special bond and this is no exception. Enter the Tangle sisters, held together by love, common experience, and a web of secrets. From cautious Ginger, to adventurous Callie, to busy bee Mimi, you won’t be able to help seeing yourself in this family, the things that pull it apart and ultimately tie it back together. Set some time aside to read this gem; you won’t regret it.” —Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of Hidden and Fractured

About Nancy Star

Nancy Star is the author of four previous novels: Carpool DiemUp NextNow This, and Buried Lives. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York TimesFamily CircleDiversion magazine, and on the web. Before embarking on her writing career, Nancy worked for more than a decade as a movie executive in the film business, dividing her time between New York and London. She has two grown daughters and a son-in-law and now lives in New Jersey with her husband.

Connect with Nancy

Nancy Star’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, January 2nd: The Baking Bookworm
Tuesday, January 3rd: Kahakai Kitchen
Tuesday, January 3rd: Tina Says…
Wednesday, January 4th: Run Wright
Friday, January 6th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, January 10th: Girls in White Dresses
Tuesday, January 10th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Wednesday, January 11th: Chick Lit Central – “Books We’re Looking Forward To”
Friday, January 13th: View from the Birdhouse
Monday, January 16th: Caryn, the Book Whisperer
Tuesday, January 17th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Wednesday, January 18th: Why Girls Are Weird
Thursday, January 19th: A Chick Who Reads
Friday, January 20th: Not in Jersey
Monday, January 23rd: Thoughts on This ‘n That
Tuesday, January 24th: Books and Bindings
Wednesday, January 25th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Thursday, January 26th: Paperback Pilgrim
Monday, January 30th: Bibliotica
Tuesday, January 31st: Just One More Chapter
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1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for featuring this book for the tour!